Oprah Winfrey and Dolly Parton talk about her personal stories, inspirations and passions in her latest memoir, “Songteller: My Life in Lyrics,” Friday, November 13, on Apple TV+
Today, Oprah Winfrey announced that beloved pop culture icon, country music star, and songwriting legend Dolly Parton will be her next guest on “The Oprah Conversation,” premiering Friday, November 13 at 12:00 am ET, exclusively on Apple TV+.
One of the most cherished figures in American music and considered by her fans an American treasure, Dolly Parton discusses her lifetime of songwriting, storytelling, and being a unifier in divided times.
Dolly Parton joins Oprah for a heartfelt conversation and looks back at the personal stories that helped shape her career, the music that’s beloved by generations, and her hopeful view on how life will look after the pandemic.
When Oprah asked Dolly about her upcoming milestone birthday, Dolly said,
“I don’t think about my life in terms of numbers. First of all, I ain’t never gonna be old because I ain’t got time to be old. I can’t stop long enough to grow old. I’m just going to be the best I can be at whatever age I am.”
Dolly shares deep and meaningful anecdotes about the importance of her faith in shaping her notoriously positive outlook on life, the inspirations for some of her hit songs like “Jolene,” and her motivation and passion for supporting children’s literacy with her continued work with The Imagination Library, her book gifting program for children. In addition, Dolly provides a sneak-peek into the exciting guests and songs to expect in her forthcoming holiday album A Holly Dolly Christmas.
“The Oprah Conversation”
“The Oprah Conversation” is a timely Apple Original series that features Oprah leading intimate discussions with today’s foremost newsmakers, thought leaders, and masters of their craft, exclusively on Apple TV+. Filmed remotely and incorporating audience engagement, Oprah hosts conversations that aim to bring truth and perspective to a range of topics shaping our world, revealing gripping stories of human connection.
The series continues to explore impactful and relevant topics with fascinating thought leaders from all over the world, and also offers poignant conversations between Oprah and change-makers such as Emmanuel Acho, host of the provocative web series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” in a two-part episode; Professor Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of “How to Be an Antiracist”; Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative founder and bestselling author of the memoir that inspired the acclaimed film “Just Mercy”; global music icon Mariah Carey; Oscar-winning actor and humanitarian Matthew McConaughey; and legendary Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder.
“The Oprah Conversation” is available now, alongside “Oprah Talks COVID-19” and “Oprah’s Book Club” on Apple TV+, which has set records as the only new streaming service to instantly launch globally in over 100 countries, and to have been honored with 118 awards nominations and 39 wins and accolades in its first year.
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In September 1987, Dolly hosted her second variety show. The television variety show’s format was similar to “The Carol Burnett Show,” a popular show in the late 70s.
Guest stars included country stars Tammy Wynette and Merle Haggard as well as television stars Bruce Willis, Tom Selleck and Oprah Winfrey. Dolly’s creative input helped the show evolve into a more down home feeling, a sharp contrast to the more lavish earlier episodes. She closed each show just as she did her previous variety series, with her signature self-penned hit “I Will Always Love You.”